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HIGHLIGHTS IN ATTAPEU
 

WAT SAKHAE TEMPLE
The ancient temple of Attapeu, the sacred Buddha image of Ongsene is one of the holiest of relics.
  

   

WAT PHA SAYSETTHA AND SAYSETTHA STUPA
This old pagoda at Saysettha District was constructed in 1577 and represents a crucial moment in Lane Xang history when King Saysetthathirat died near by. The great age of the stupa is evidenced by the original handmade bricks containing the rice grains.

   

NONG FA OR NONG KAI ORK
The source of the Xe Kaman River it is a 2 days walk from Sanxay District in the northeast of Attapeu. Situated amid serene natural beauty and fenced by peaks of mountains. This Virgin lake has all year round sky blue water. The depth of the lake is unknown.
  

   

TAD HUA KHON WATERFALL
After about 17,5 kilometers along Route 11, a long bridge crosses the Se Nam Noi and you enter Attapeu Province. Just over of the bridge, at Km 18, a track leads east to Tad Hua Khon. The name translates as “waterfall of the heads”, owing to a WWII episode in which Japanese soldiers decapitated a number of Lao soldiers and tossed their heads into the falls. The falls are about 100 meters wide and 7 meters deep. This is a busy place on holidays and weekends.

   

TAD PHAPHONG WATERFALL
Water under the mountain, colorful rocks running from Xe Xou River. 6 kilomters walk from the road (No.8B) or a 5 hour boat trip boat up stream from Saysettha District.

   

TAD SAEPHA WATERFALL
Located in the Xe Pian River, within the Xe Pian National Protected Area and 61 kilometers from Samakkhixay District, measuring 23 meters-high and 120 meters-wide. 
  

   

TAD SAMONGPHAK WATERFALL
Runs from Houai Samong to Xe Pian River, 10 meters high and 30 meters wide. It is an hour and 45 minutes boat trip up the Xe Pain river from Ban Mai (Sanamxay District). The other places can be reached by an hour walk.

   

NONGLOM LAKE
3 kilometers from Samakkhixay District. It is the best place for picnic.
  

   

HO CHI MINH TRAIL
The memorial of war in Sanxay District close to Tad Nampa Waterfall.

   

KAVANGHINE PLACE
The rock structure is thought to have been made in ancient times by people from the legendary Meuang Chueng. This is at Phouvong about 56 kilometers from Samakhixay District.

   
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